SEAN Dyche has paid tribute to 'tremendous servants' Scott Arfield and Dean Marney after confirming both are set to leave the club this summer.

The pair have made 414 appearances for the Clarets during their illustrious Turf Moor careers but with their contracts set to expire they are set for pastures new from the summer.

Arfield, 29, is close to agreeing a free transfer move to Scottish giants Rangers, while Marney is 'searching for the next challenge', according to Dyche.

Marney hasn't played for the club since suffering a second serious knee injury in the space of two years, at Arsenal in January 2017, but Arfield has made 20 appearances this season, scoring twice.

"Both (have been) tremendous servants for the club and if their futures can be aligned in a simple process then we would obviously be open to that," Dyche said of the duo.

"It's important for any player here - we try and be really fair with them - but particularly ones who have done what they've done - for themselves, for the team, for me, for the club. Fantastic servants."

Dyche revealed Rangers had contacted Burnley to ask about Arfield's situation, with the Livingstone-born man keen on a move to his boyhood club.

"Rangers came through and asked us about Scotty Arfield, what his position was. Scotty was a boyhood Rangers fan," Dyche said.

"That one's pretty simple in its form - in the sense that if they want to speak to him, we said, 'Yes, of course', we understand it.

"And Dean Marney’s searching for the next challenge, what's coming his way and a couple of managers that have spoken to him and the possibilities.

"He's fit, he's well. He's been involved with us. We're certainly respectful of these people - we are with everyone but these are two players who have done a lot for this football club. Obviously we hope that things work out in their favour."

Marney has only played for the Under-23s this season, although he has been on the bench in recent weeks without making an appearance, and Dyche said players had overtaken him in the pecking order in central midfield.

"I must say he’s come back strong from that (injury)," the Clarets chief said.

"He’s a fantastic athlete, a real demand, a strong mindedness of what the challenge is as a midfield player. I think we’ve got some good players in there as well and Deano is a good player, but we can only carry so many before you start thinking, 'That's too many'.

"Deano's at the end of his contract, sometimes it's just the natural fact of his contract running out. We’ve got other players under contract that I feel are just in front of him at the moment. He's still a very, very good player. I think he'll do a very good job wherever he goes next."